“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” - Saint John Paul II
Pope John Paul II High School ’s Visual and Performing Arts program is an essential component of a JPII education. Research has proven that focusing on art education in depth over time improves the academic, emotional, and intellectual development of students, which has deepened our resolve to invest in the arts.
The Arts are comprised of four tracks: Choral, Instrumental, Theatrical, and Visual. We believe that the student should tailor their art education to their personal desires. Students may sample a variety of arts, or they may concentrate on a particular area. Over four years, students can elect to take a minimum of two years of study or they can pursue up to six courses and a wide range of extracurricular art activities.
Our performing arts facilities include a state-of-the-art theater, a full band room, a recording studio, a choir room, and individual rehearsal spaces. The first-class visual art studios are designed for 2D and 3D projects. Equipment for photography and advanced computer graphics and design is also available. Additionally, students have the opportunity for publication through Digital media courses.
Our innovative faculty and fine arts courses have led JPII artists to participate in performances and competitions beyond the JPII community. Students have won numerous awards, honors, and recognitions in local and regional contests and JPII alumni have gone on to study art in colleges and universities throughout the nation. Many alumni have built careers in music, design, theater, cinema, and performing arts.